Posts Tagged ‘Motivational’
Monday’s Funnies – 25 Mar 2013 – Worst Boxer In The History Of The World Ever…Epic Mullet!!! – YouTubeMonday, March 25th, 2013
Worst Boxer In The History Of The World Ever…Epic Mullet!!! – YouTube
*******I’m sorry, but it doesn’t get much worse than this! Jay and I busted a gut watching this video. How this dude was even allowed to professionally box is beyond me. Enjoy your Monday Funnies folks and make it a wonderful day!!! *******
*******Tank. ”I Can’t Make You Love Me” originally sung by Bonnie Raitt. Best. Rendition. Yet. The new Brian McKnight? You decide, but I’m hooked. I’ve played this song 5 times already. It’s simply beautiful. Nuff said, right?*******
Song Of The Day – Alex Clare – Too Close – YouTube
*******Oooooh dig the slow motion fight scenes!!! I’d like to formally welcome Alex Clare to the “Blue-Eyed Soul Club”. His voice is dripping with soul in “Too Close”! I understand how sometimes love can scare a person away from another, but there’s nothing wrong with giving in and giving it the good ol’ college try. Trust me, I’ve been there, but now, I’m all for bowing down to one of the greatest masters–LOVE. :)*******
Don’t Hope, Friend…Decide!
While waiting to pick up a friend at the airport in Portland, Oregon, I had one of those life changing experiences that you hear other people talk about. You know, the kind that sneaks up on you unexpectedly? Well, this one occurred a mere two feet away from me!
Straining to locate my friend among the passengers deplaning through the jetway, I noticed a man coming toward me carrying two light bags. He stopped right next to me to greet his family.
First, he motioned to his youngest son (maybe six years old) as he laid down his bags. They gave each other a long, and movingly loving hug. As they separated enough to look in each other’s face, I heard the father say, “It’s so good to see you, son. I missed you so much!” His son smiled somewhat shyly, diverted his eyes, and replied softly, “Me too, Dad!”
Then the man stood up, gazed in the eyes of his oldest son (maybe 9 or 10) and while cupping his son’s face in his hands he said, “You’re already quite the young man. I love you very much Zach!” They too hugged a most loving, tender hug. His son said nothing. No reply was necessary.
While this was happening, a baby girl (perhaps one or one and a half) was squirming excitedly in her mother’s arms, never once taking her little eyes off the wonderful sight of her returning father. The man said, “Hi babygirl!” as he gently took the child from her mother. He quickly kissed her face all over and then held her close to his chest while rocking her from side to side. The little girl instantly relaxed and simply laid her head on his shoulder and remained motionless in total pure contentment.
After several moments, he handed his daughter to his oldest son and declared, “I’ve saved the best for last!” and proceeded to give his wife the longest, most passionate kiss I ever remember seeing. He gazed into her eyes for several seconds and then silently mouthed, “I love you so much!” They stared into each other’s eyes, beaming big smiles at one another, while holding both hands. For an instant, they reminded me of newlyweds but I knew by the age of their kids that they couldn’t be. I puzzled about it for a moment, then realized how totally engrossed I was in the wonderful display of unconditional love not more than an arm’s length away from me. I suddenly felt uncomfortable, as if I were invading something sacred, but was amazed to hear my own voice nervously ask, “Wow! How long have you two been married?”
“Been together fourteen years total, married twelve of those,” he replied without breaking his gaze from his lovely wife’s face. “Well then, how long have you been away?” I asked. The man finally looked at me, still beaming his joyous smile and told me, “Two whole days!”
Two days?! I was stunned! I was certain by the intensity of the greeting I just witnessed that he’d been gone for at least several weeks, if not months, and I know my expression betrayed me. So I said almost offhandedly, hoping to end my intrusion with some semblance of grace (and to get back to searching for my friend), “I hope my marriage is still that passionate after twelve years!”
The man suddenly stopped smiling. He looked me straight in the eye, and with an intensity that burned right into my soul, he told me something that left me a different person. He told me, “Don’t hope friend…decide.” Then he flashed me his wonderful smile again, shook my hand and said, “God bless!” With that, he and his family turned and energetically strode away together.
I was still watching that exceptional man and his special family walk just out of sight when my friend came up to me and asked, “What’cha looking at?” Without hesitating, and with a curious sense of certainty, I replied, “My future!”
Michael D. Hargrove
© Copyright 1997 by Michael D. Hargrove. All rights reserved. Used with author’s permission. Visit Michael’s website at: www.bluinc.com
*******What a nice story. I couldn’t help but to have a sweet smile on my face after reading this. I guess I’m a bit of a hopeless romantic. I’ve never been loved by someone I’ve loved. I’m still not discouraged because I know the perfect man for me is out there and I will meet him soon. I have decided. I want what the couple in the story have and I will get it…guaranteed.*******
- Don’t Hope,…decide … (imnikhat.wordpress.com)
- Smiling Thoughts (hattiemattiemaespiritweaver.wordpress.com)
- A Simple Smile (womeninfluencingnow.wordpress.com)
- “Eleven Hints for Life” (bedosquotes.wordpress.com)
- Better to Be Friends or Immediately Go for the Relationship? (clutchmagonline.com)
- Motivational Quote Of The Day 26 Jan 2012 – It’s Time For Some Action! (mothershyra.com)
- Update On “Him” – 27 Jan 2012 (mothershyra.com)
“When you are in the zone, your intuition comes to the forefront, … Your intuition will guide you. It is your best friend. It has information your mind does not have. When you are a zone performer — no matter what it is you do — you are operating on intuition and you have an unfair advantage
over the competition.”
— Jim Fannin: Nightingale-Conant author
*******How do you know when you’re in the zone? You just know. You feel it in every fiber of your being. From the top of the hairs on your head to the tips of the toes on your feet, you feel it and it shows. Everyone around you can see and is affected by you being in the zone. There’s no stopping you. Not only are you putting one foot in front of the other, your footsteps are fancy footsteps. You’re going to the beat of the drum you designed and built with your bare hands. Nobody’s gonna break your stride because you can’t be fazed, disrupted, thrown off course or obstructed. If someone tries to get in or put an obstacle in your way, you’ll go over/under/around/to the side of anything. You actually pity the fool that tries to stop you, bring you down or not help you up. That’s their problem. You don’t have the time or the care to stop and see why they are against you. Why? Because you’re in the zone. Or are you?*******
- What the heart knows and the brain doesn’t (aaronasphar.com)
- Change Already! With Jillian Maas Backman Debuts Jan 17, 2012 (imaginepublicity.com)
- Look Around You… (coachcebula.wordpress.com)
- Song Of The Day – 6 Jan 2011 – Skrillex – First Of The Year (Equinox) – YouTube (mothershyra.com)
*******Clawd ha’ mercy!!! I remember when this came out and I loved it back then! P.S. I still know the words.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
-William James, Psychologist and Philosopher
*******This really makes a lot of sense to me. As I’ve aged, I have become increasingly wiser. I’m not referring to being academically wise, I am referring to the type of wisdom one can only gain by going through life and actually learning lessons. At the tender age of 33 I overlook many things I wouldn’t dare let go when I was 23. For instance, I used to get really upset if I found out a guy I liked didn’t like me. Now, it might sting for a minute or two, but then I’m right back in the saddle again. Why? Because there are plenty of fish in the sea and plenty of men on land. If I don’t catch one, another one will appear. Also, I’ve learned to not immediately react in an equally negative way towards a person having an attitude with me. Now, I’ll just ask them why they are behaving the way they are towards me. Ninety-nine percent of the time, this straightens them right up because I am calling attention to their behavior. There are so many more examples I could give you, but I think two is enough. We must all learn to be wise about life–not just education. Knowing when to acknowledge something is priceless when dealing with other people and difficult circumstances. I am grateful for the lessons I’ve learned because they gave me something all of the “greats” have undoubtedly had–wisdom.*******
- Famous Quotes About Life (mademan.com)
- 15 Great Psychology Quotes and What Makes them Great (psychologytoday.com)
- Motivational Quote of the Day – 11/11/11 – Learning Wisdom (shyra.wordpress.com)
*******I really like this song because of it’s powerful lyrics. It made me think of how I view myself when I look in the mirror. I don’t like everything I literally and figuratively see, but I never said I was perfect. Frankly, I don’t desire to be perfect either. I do know I am much happier with what I see or “see” today than I ever have been. I’m still a work in progress and I look forward to fully becoming the person I have chosen to create on the inside and the outside as well.*******
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- NEW MUSIC: ‘Mirror’ By Lil Wayne & Bruno Mars (997now.radio.com)
- OMG! How funny is Bruno Mars’ new music video? (heatworld.com)
- song lyrics bruno mars (cloudchandra24.wordpress.com)
- Kanye West Leads GRAMMY Nominations With Seven; Adele, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars Each Earn Six; and Lil Wayne and Skrillex Each Garner Five (prnewswire.com)